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Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
the environmentalist thought all the way. she said this is a movie that could educate children about the and the dangers of not paying attention to what going on in the local universe. so i think the studio we are fortunate to be recipient does. i would tell you that chris a letdown. was an inspiration for bringing that to life. as you said it's been around a long time with that those of us making dr. seuss films out of his books frankly never thought it doing this movie. so we were smart enough to get in business with chris undistributed. but no one up to that time ever thought of that and the cat in the hat. we did the grinch. >> we've all found ways to do, whether it be television or movies, dr. seuss related projects and on the spot to do the lorax. as environmentally conscious as we are, i don't think any of us had the inspiration to do it. >> if there's any others coming, the leader sees this very political. governor, environmental issues are one with it despite hollywood's best effort, people who want to regulate carbon emissions are basically losing the war of public opinion
Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
is education, and how to make higher education cheaper. how to reform programs. what would be the number one thing that you would do that you can do as a freshman minority senator? >> well, i don't think there's a number one thing, but a number of number one things, and we have to do them all. as a 21st century student, doesn't look like it. it's not just an 18-year-old that graduated high school. that still continues to be a significant part of the folks that are going into college, but it's also the 38-year-old who decided to go back to school to get a degree. that was my sister's experience. it's also the 25-year-old after ten years after being out of high school is stuck in service jobs and deciding they want to empower themselves with new skills. the great news is that technology advances are going to not only lower the time and cost of getting that kind of skill acquisition, but will make it, you know, much more accessible, and with we have to ensure our student aid programs are not in the way of it. right now, we have a student aid program, the pelle grants or the loan programs, they
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
equipment, in r&d, in science education and infrastructure and so forth. the question many people, sir, don't want to consider is where do we get those resources with those enormous debts? i asked our research department if they would make a reasonable prediction of how important interest costs would be if we did nothing, and their estimate without any explosion in interest rates was as follows: within 25 years or so, our interest costs would jump from about 1% of the gdp to 12% of the gdp or roughly four times the total investment made in r&d, science education and infrastructure. and if we ever permit that to happen, we will have assured that we're going to have what i call a slow growth crisis. and that's at least my way of formulating what happens if we don't do anything. but, mike, please, take over. this is your meeting, not mine. >> well, one of the things i don't claim to be here is an economics expert, although it's from a national security standpoint, and i've felt this way for years, that it's not just about the health of our economy, it's around the world, it's the health of eco
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
as the president and he went from staff to president, of operations which has the important mission of educating the public on railway crossing safety. may god loves you and thank you so much for your service. [applause] >> it's the gentleman will yield for just a second? >> of course. >> probably no higher tribute to have been the other side of the aisle lead with a praise for service that the committee, to the congress and to the country. mr. cummings and i know that you cannot be successful in our position without great staff and certainly you have worked long and hard, 12 years for the committee in 25 years in congress and a quarter of a century to commit to public service. i don't think there is anyone that deals with the rail or transit issues that doesn't know of joyce rosen her commitment to helping everyone. we hadn't passed a passenger rail reauthorization in 11 years joyce worked with myself and mr. oberstar and we had great cooperation from the other side of the aisle to pass the legislation called passenger rail investment authorization or passenger rail. right now the guideline we
Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
and education for me to travel there over the years, but my few visits don't come close to the commitment made by the senator from oklahoma and i appreciate his cosponsorship of the amendment which is pending which we hope will be cleared. i've been to eastern congo twice, 2005 and 2010, goma. goma is one of those places you'll never forget once you visit it. this is one of the poorest places on earth. you see the poverty in every direction, you see the disease, you see the victims of war in every direction because there's been an ongoing war in this part of the world which literally rivals some of the great wars of our history in terms of the innocent people who have been killed, maimed, raped, and have suffered displacement and on top of all of these things in goma is an active volcano which erupted not many years ago covering this godforsaken part of the world with lava. and it troubles me to go there and see the suffering that goes on every day. and the ongoing war that is taking place, the rebel groups, m-23, have now taken over sections of eastern congo. eastern congo is known as the rap
Dec 3, 2012 8:30pm EST
thick dignities and education and the fact that there are young people alive to watch football is largely because of the people of the united states. that's kind of her difference. we've chosen a path of investment, human capital. it pays off in the long term rather than the immediacy of a football stadium. we've seen over the past several years 30 plus% decline in hiv/aids. that's not exclusively in the united states feared where the largest contributor to the end is something we should be proud of. it's huge that people in africa have that. >> last weekon monday or senator kirsten gillibrand delivered testimony on the hill and told stories of families who lost children to hurricane cindy. those hit hardest by the film testified by the senate environment and public works committee. new york, new jersey, rhode island, maryland and delaware lawmakers talked about the impact in the ongoing recovery efforts. this is two hours and 30 minutes. >> we are here today to receive testimony from members of congress. representatives and senators to represent communities that were the most
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